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A jury today ruled in favor of the City of Homer and three Homer Police officers who were accused of acting recklessly during a 2006 shootout at the Homer Airport. The eight-member jury decided not to award any money to the plaintiff, Cherry Dietzmann.

There’s a new addition to the array of sea creatures at Homer’s Pratt Museum but this one is just not your average fish.  Standing in front of one of the tanks, the new lumpsucker fish appears to be a grey rock, stuck to the back wall of the tank. 

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting a continuation of setnetting in Cook Inlet at its meeting Tuesday. By passing the resolution, the Assembly also voiced its disapproval of a ballot initiative to get setnetting banned statewide.

Photojournalist Jim Lavrakas is well-known to many Alaskans for his 30-year career with the Anchorage Daily News but since moving to Homer in 2010, Lavrakas has also been involved with the Homer Chamber of Commerce. This August, he’s set to become the organization’s executive director.

As the City of Homer has grown over the years, so have its problems with traffic. The Alaska Department of Transportation has taken notice of the problem and now stands ready to fix what it calls Homer’s worst intersection – Main Street and the Sterling Highway.

Four schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District have been using iPod Touches with lessons. Initial results show some improvement in math and reading scores. But district officials want more information before expanding the program.

In this installment of our "Peninsula Profiles" series, Peter Sheppard speaks with amateur writer and aspiring video game developer Nathan Spence-Chorman about a project he has been developing for nearly a decade. 

The task force organized in October to address issues related to the Department of Fish and Game’s king salmon management plan met for the first of four meetings Friday at Kenai Peninsula College.

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